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VIDEO: Friend of KOSHH being interviewed on TV about NHS Privatisation

On Saturday the 20th of February 2016, Friend of KOSHH, Campaigner, and GP, Dr Bob Gill appeared on RT’s “Sputnik” programme, being interviewed about some of the threats to the NHS.   During the interview, a document called “Britain’s Biggest Enterprise” was referred to. This document was written by Oliver Letwin and John Redwood in […]

KOSHH stands shoulder to shoulder with the junior doctors

Campaigners from KOSHH were out to show their support for the junior doctors at the picket lines today, at St Helier Hospital and Sutton train station. Lots of people driving past showed their support by sounding their horns enthusiastically. Read the KOSHH statement on the junior doctors strike here, here and here.

The junior doctors’ strike 10th Feb 2016

KOSHH supports the action taken by the junior doctors absolutely. Junior doctors are protecting our NHS by fighting a contract that is unsafe for patients and unfair to doctors. We’re appalled that this government is lying to the public about weekend deaths being caused by under staffing so that they can push through a contract […]

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have written an open letter…

Further to the story which we covered here and the Epsom Guardian article detailed here and here, the Epsom and St Helier Trust have issued an “Open Letter” to the Epsom Guardian, the text of which you can find here and it is reproduced in full below for your reference: This open letter questions a […]

Trust announces “Grant” of £46k to help maternity patients lose weight – and a private provider is involved

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have today announced that they have secured a “grant” from a charitable trust, of £46,282 to help overweight expectant mothers lose weight. On the face of it, this looks like good news, but as is so often the case with these things, the devil is in the detail.   […]

“Record numbers of patients at Epsom and St Helier” – and what it means for you

The Epsom and St Helier Trust have announced “record numbers” of patients during 2015, an increase on 2014’s figures of “over 11,000”. See the press release here. KOSHH commends the hard work of the excellent staff at Epsom and St Helier in coping with this increase. It is important to remember that early 2015 saw […]

KOSHH Supports the Junior Doctors

KOSHH members were out in force to show our support for St Helier Hospital’s Junior Doctors in the picket line, on the day of industrial action. Despite the very cold weather, there was an excellent turnout, far in excess of anything shown on the media, as you can see from the pictures below. Our view is that […]

Letter to St Helier Hospital regarding Private Provider Mobile Scanners

As promised in our earlier post here, we have written to the chief executive of St Helier hospital as follows. We will of course post an update when we receive a response: Open Letter to Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust. 06/12/2015 Dear Daniel, I understand that a mobile CT scanning unit, […]

Grapevine: St George’s and Croydon Hospitals not accepting patients at A&E

We have received reports that on Friday afternoon (4/12/2015), the Accident and Emergency departments of both St George’s University Hospital in Tooting and Croydon University Hospital in Croydon, for a while at least, were not able to accept patients at their Accident and Emergency departments.   KOSHH understands that this was a question of capacity at […]

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